August 2, 2018
Although statistics regarding incidents of school bullying have stayed relatively consistent over the past 30 years, society’s view of bullying has radically changed. The days of accepting, ‘boys will be boys’ or, ‘she only says those mean things because she likes you’ are gone. Adults are much quicker to respond to bullying. All 50 states have some form of bullying prevention policy, regulation or law. Despite this physical, verbal and relational bullying continue. As smartphones and social media gain in popularity some forms of bullying have moved into the cyber world.
Schools are responsible for maintaining a safe learning environment for all students. This responsibility includes taking steps to prevent bullying and to stop it when it occurs. State and local lawmakers have acted to prevent bullying and protect children. Through laws (in their state education codes and elsewhere) and model policies (that provide guidance to districts and schools), each state addresses bullying differently. There is no federal law against school bullying, but some types of bullying take the form of discriminatory harassment, and there are federal laws that prohibit that kind of conduct. For example, schools have responsibilities under federal civil rights laws to protect children who are bullied because of their race, color, ancestry, ethnic background, sex or disability.
Every state has anti-bullying laws that require schools to act to address and prevent bullying. There are also other state laws that may apply when a school fails to protect a child from bullying. Bullying, cyberbullying, and related behaviors may be addressed in a single law or may be addressed in multiple laws. In some cases, bullying appears in the criminal code of a state that may apply to juveniles.
Schools personnel are often required to intervene in cyber bullying even if it happens during non-school time if the cyber bullying has an educational impact. Teachers and principals have been sued in court for not following their district or state bullying prevention policy, regulation or law. School personnel are often required to report bullying to a designated person on staff, fill out a particular form related to bullying or intervene when they witness bullying. Some states require staff to receive bullying prevention training every year. This is sometimes done through online videos. Many districts or schools now have a member of the staff designated as a bullying expert or as a bullying prevention resource to the rest of the staff. Many schools and school districts have adopted bullying prevention, character education or social emotion learning programs or curriculum.
If you want to high quality, sustainable change, look no further than Stand Up to Bullying. We provide sustained, incremental change through online and onsite staff development workshops, experienced legal testimony, online coaching and onsite school climate, bullying and harassment prevention workshops.
Founded in 2001, we have successfully trained over 500,000 students, parents, faculty and staff to stop bullying and improve school and business climate. We continuously improve content and delivery methods using research based best practices and techniques, providing schools and businesses with the most effective bullying prevention programs available today.
People learn best when they are having fun. Whether online or in person, Mike Dreiblatt and the team at Stand Up to Bully present the most engaging workshops you have ever seen. This is not a one-size-fits-all approach exists to bullying prevention. We analyze existing supports and addressing challenges with up-to-date strategies utilizing research-based models the reshape the business or school climate to focus on a shared mission and shared responsibility. We offer strategies, tools, and ongoing coaching to ensure that learning is engaging for everyone and all participants are fully empowered.
Our online and onsite workshops address this difficult topic, in a format that has proven to be engaging, and designed for long-term, meaningful learning.
You, your faculty and staff, students and parents will enjoy these fun, fast-paced school climate, bully and harassment prevention workshops and come away with strategies they can use right away. Based in research and backed by evidence, participants will appreciate the role-plays, as they use fun and realistic situations, which teach effective intervention strategies to stop all types of bullying. It is critical that you deliver a high-quality and meaningful learning experience, and that is what our Bullying Prevention workshops deliver.
Stand Up to Bullying’s is known for kind, caring and compassionate services to improve school climate, decreasing bullying and stopping workplace bullying and harassment. We are famous for our customer service and attention to detail. Our confidential services emphasize choice, scaffolded learning and positive motivation to create real social-emotional change.
Mike Dreiblatt is nationally recognized as an expert for his work in bullying, cyberbullying and social aggression prevention as well as stopping workplace bullying and harassment. Mr. Dreiblatt draw on 32 years of experience as an Educational Consultant, Principal, Dean of Students, Classroom Teacher and Author. In addition, Mike has over 17 years of experience working in the non-profit and corporate sectors to help stop workplace bullying and harassment.
Reasons to Believe We Can Deliver:
• Stand Up to Bullying’s is known for kind, caring and compassionate services to improve school climate, decreasing bullying and stopping workplace bullying and harassment. We are famous for our customer service and attention to detail. Our confidential services emphasize choice, scaffolded learning and positive motivation to create real social-emotional change.
• This is not a one-size-fits-all approach exists to bullying prevention. We analyze existing supports and addressing challenges with up-to-date strategies utilizing research-based models the reshape the business or school climate to focus on a shared mission and shared responsibility. We offer strategies, tools, and ongoing coaching to ensure that learning is engaging for everyone and all participants are fully empowered.
• 32 years of experience as a national speaker, educational consultant, principal, dean of students, classroom teacher and author to provide relevant and credible, researched based instructional strategies and bullying prevention techniques.
• Over the last 17 years, we have successfully trained over 500,000 parents, students, faculty and staff how to stop bullying and improve school climate.
• We continuously improve content and delivery methods using research based best practices and techniques, providing schools and businesses with the most effective bullying prevention programs available today.
• Stand Up to Bullying has started the process of becoming an evidence-based program as defined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). NREPP is an evidence-based repository and review system designed to provide the public with reliable information on mental health and substance use interventions. All interventions in the registry have met NREPP's minimum requirements for review. The programs' effects on individual outcomes have been independently assessed and rated by certified NREPP reviewers.